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'Independence Day 2': Bill Pullman & Judd Hirsch Confirmed as Cast Members

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By now it appears that just about everyone from Independence Day is returning for the sequel - except Will Smith. Taking his place as the action star lead will be Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games), but he'll also be joined by another franchise newcomer, Jessie Usher (Level Up, Survivor’s Remorse) as an older version of Smith's character's son, Dylan.

Other new additions to Independence Days 2's cast are Charlotte Gainsbourg, Travis Tope and Joey King. Of the original's alumni, so far only Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox, and Brent Spiner have been confirmed. And of course, director Roland Emmerich has returned to oversee the whole project, giving this sequel a bit of an edge over other upcoming reboots.

Continuing with the theme of Independence Day 2: Everyone BUT Will Smith, Emmerich took to Twitter today to confirm two more returning stars - Bill Pullman and Judd Hirsch. Pullman has been an all-but-confirmed addition for some time, but news that Hirsch is also returning will surely please fans.

Here are Emmerich's tweets confirming both Pullman and Hirsch's casting:

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